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Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. The African National Congress briefs the media on the outcomes of the meeting of National Officials around the latest developments within the party. The briefing will be led by Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte and Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile. The ANC top six say they have not discussed whether…
File Photo. Rape and human trafficking accused Timothy Omotoso has lost his application for leave to appeal a decision by a Port Elizabeth High Court judge not to grant him bail. Passing down judgment this morning, judge Phillip Zilwa said there were no reasonable prospects another court would come to…
The by-elections taking place in 95 wards across 55 municipalities in all nine provinces have kicked off on a good note, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) said. Voting in almost all the voting stations started at 7am and is expected to close at 9pm at 455 voting stations,…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The state capture commission continues to hear Denel related testimony on Wednesday. The Commission will hear the testimony of former Denel Group Chief Executive Officer Zwelakhe Ntshepe, Dr Stephan Nell and Pieter Van der Merwe. Livestream Video Below. Courtesy of ENCA.
Photo Credit:AP. South Africa has conveyed condolences to the government and people of the State of Palestine following the passing of Dr Saeb Erekat. Erekat was the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), member of the Fatah Central Committee and prominent academic, the lead Palestinian…
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the global cases of COVID-19 have increased by 8% compared to the previous week, totalling more than 3.6 million new cases, while new deaths increased by 21% to over 54 000. “This brings the cumulative numbers to over 49.7 million reported cases and over…
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa now sits at 740 254. This is an increase of 1 729 new cases identified since the last report. Total cases for 10 November 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 103180 13,9 Free…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has paid tribute to the role teachers have played in upholding the standard and quality of teaching and learning despite being confronted by the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Motshekga said this when she fielded oral questions in the National Council of Provinces…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has called on unemployed youth to take the opportunity to register for free online courses. The Ministry has collaborated with online-based educational platform Coursera to offer free courses to young people as part of efforts to fight youth unemployment.…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa has reaffirmed South Africa’s commitment to the United Nations (UN) as it seeks to advance multilateralism. The President made the commitment virtually during a high-level event held in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday to mark the United Nations 75th Anniversary Declaration adopted by the UN General…
Photo Credi:GCIS. Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says she is pleased the Expropriation Bill has been tabled in Parliament. “This important bill will ensure alignment with the Constitution as well as creating a clear framework on how expropriation for public purpose and public interest will be…
Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. A warrant of arrest has been issued for ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule in connection with a controversial R255m asbestos eradication tender in Free State. Free State Hawks spokesperson Capt Lynda Steyn confirmed that a warrant for his arrest has been signed by the National Director of Public…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The case against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, has been postponed. Mdluli,along with two co-accused Solomon Lazarus and Heine Barnard, are being charged for allegedly abusing the crime intelligence slush fund. The case relates to how the fund was allegedly used to purchase vehicles for Mdluli…
By Staff Writer. A security guard has been shot and killed during a cash-in-transit heist in Bekkersdal this morning in the West of Johannesburg. Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy but we understand that an unknown number of suspects bombed the Fidelity Van and made off with an undisclosed…
Photo Credit:Shutterstock. As part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, the basic education sector aims to create 200 000 employment opportunities for Education Assistants and 100 000 for General School Assistants. This, according to the department, will be accomplished through the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI). Provincial Education…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed his condolence to the families of the 14 people who lost their lives in a fatal crash along the N3, near Escourt. In a statement on Tuesday, the Minister who conveyed his condolences, also welcomed the swift response of the KwaZulu-Natal government…
Two senior Hawks officers and a former colleague are expected to appear in court soon after they were this morning arrested for alleged fraud and corruption relating to promotional appointments in the agency. Hawks spokesperson Katlego Mogale in a statement said: “The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members in their quest…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The Commission will continue to hear Denel related testimony on Tuesday. The State Capture Commission will hear the testimony of former Denel Group Chief Financial Officer, Fikile Mhlontlo and of former Denel Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Zwelakhe Ntshepe. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
With the annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza just under two weeks away, Proudly South Africa has urged shoppers to mainly purchase locally manufactured products. In a statement, Proudly South Africa said: “This year’s Black Friday will almost certainly be blacker for many people than previous years given seriously constrained economic…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the confrontation outside Brackenfell High School in Cape Town as deeply regrettable, calling for people to act with greater decorum. On Monday, a violent confrontation broke out between a group of parents from the school and EFF members, who were protesting against alleged…
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa now sits at 738 525. This is an increase of 1 247 new cases identified since the last report. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 993 081 with…
Photo Credit:Deaan Vivier. Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi has tendered his resignation this morning to the National Head of the DPCI, Lt Gen Godfrey Lebeya, with immediate effect, Colonel Katlego Mogale confirmed in a statement. "The reasons for tendering the resignation is cited as personal. The National Head has accepted the…
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has opened a case of fraud against a Western Cape non-profit organisation that allegedly illegally received close to R5 million in the COVID-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS). In a statement, the UIF said not only did Uniondale Integrated Empowerment Project (UNIEP) illegally apply for…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Facebook/Brackenfell High School. One person has been arrested outside Brackenfell High School in Cape Town where members of the EFF clashed with parents. The 39-year-old male has been arrested after discharging a firearm during clashes between EFF members and parents of Brackenfell High School. The school is…
With South Africa halfway to meeting its target of achieving R1.2 trillion in investments, this year’s annual South Africa Investment Conference will not only push for more investment but will also take stock of the progress in implementation. The 2020 instalment of the Investment Conference will be held in Sandton,…
The Chief Electoral Officer of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC), Sy Mamabolo, says everything is ready and in place for the by-elections taking place in 95 wards across 55 municipalities in all nine provinces on Wednesday. Voting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 11 November, between 7am…
File Photo. Former Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa has apologised to South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago for several offensive tweets. Lungisa has said sorry after criticising the governor and even calling him the K-word. The Eastern Cape High Court has confirmed that a settlement was reached between…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Denel's former Chief Financial Officer, Pieter Knoetze, is expected to testify at the State Capture Inquiry. It follows a week of SAA-related testimony. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
File Photo. The Eskom Political Task Team, led by Deputy President David Mabuza, has urged consumers to pay for municipal services to ensure municipalities meet their debt obligations to Eskom. The task team met on Friday and received a progress report on the payment of municipal debts to Eskom, debts…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Department of Basic Education says it has issued a circular to accompany the revised protocols for schools to implement when managing possible and confirmed COVID-19 cases in schools during the matric examinations. The department in conjunction with the Department of Health (DoH), agreed last week to…
Photo Credit:GCIS. After months of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country is now transitioning from relief to recovery. Writing in this week’s edition of his newsletter, the President said when the National State of Disaster was declared in March, the immediate priority was to contain the…
Democrat Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the United States presidential election by several major national media outlets, defeating incumbent Donald Trump. Control of the United States Senate appears likely to hinge on two heated contests in the state of Georgia, where election runoffs are scheduled for early…
Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize announced that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 737 278. This an increase of 1372 of the new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 980 440 with 17 266 new tests conducted…
Five people were killed including two children, and nine others left injured following a bakkie rollover on the R553 Golden Highway in Golden Gardens outside of Sebokeng late last night. At 19h30, ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found a crumpled bakkie lying upright in the middle of the…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated US president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris with their election victory. Biden won his bid for the White House, defeating Donald Trump after securing more than 270 electoral votes in a suspenseful election that has seen the incumbent Trump refuse to concede defeat.…
 Former South African President Thabo Mbeki. Photo Credit:Alaister Russell. (Bloomberg) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa must provide details for how his plan to reboot an economy battered by the coronavirus through increased spending on infrastructure would be financed, former President Thabo Mbeki said. Ramaphosa’s economic plan, anchored around boosting…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. My fellow Americans, the people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory. A victory for “We the People”. We have won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of this nation – 74…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Democrat Joe Biden captured the U.S. presidency on Saturday as voters narrowly rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump's tumultuous leadership and embraced Biden's promise to fight the coronavirus pandemic and fix the economy in a divided nation. Following are reactions from world leaders: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election. Four nail-biting days after the election, Mr Biden finally amassed enough electoral college votes needed to win the White House. Biden won Pennsylvania, pushing him over the 270 electoral college votes needed for the presidency. The former vice…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that South Africa’s Covid-19 cases now stands at 735 906. This is an increase of 1 731 new infections in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 963 174 with 22 455 new tests conducted since the last…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three…
Photo Credit:Thembinkosi Dwayisa. The Zulu Royal Family has announced the death of Prince Lethukuthula Zulu, the first-born son and eldest child of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu and Queen Sibongile MaDlamini. His death was announced by the prime minister to the king, former home affairs minister and founder of the IFP…
File Photo. Yakhe Kwinana is back on the stand at the State Capture Commission. The former South African Airways Technical chair and SAA Board member is continuing her aviation-related evidence. Last week, Kwinana told the Commission she didn't know she had approved a R1-billion contract with Swissport. She also denied…
File Photo. KwaZulu-Natal legislature deputy speaker Mluleki Ndobe has died. Ndobe, 46, who is believed to have been battling cancer, was found with a single gunshot wound to the chest. His firearm was found lying next to him, according to KwaZulu-Natal police. Police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele said Ndobe's wife had…
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that all provinces across South Africa remain on high alert for a possible Covid-19 resurgence. Mkhize said in a World Health Organisation (WHO) media briefing on Friday, that the country has successfully curbed its 'plateau' of Covid-19 cases, but warned that there are indications…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Donald Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden said he would he waste no time in addressing the Covid pandemic upon taking office, as he closed in on winning the US presidency. "I want everyone, everyone to know on day one we're going to put our plan to control…
South Africa’s energy sector and industrialisation opportunities for economic recovery will take centre stage at the upcoming virtual Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 7th Biennial Conference. The virtual two-day conference, which starts on 11 November 2020, will be attended by local and international experts in fields ranging from…
The National Department of Health says the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa rises to 734 175. This is an increase of 1 761 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 940 719 with 23…
File Photo. The Department of Home Affairs has started the process of deporting 20 foreign nationals who were part of the asylum seekers and refugees that were protesting in Cape Town. “The deportation of these foreign nationals follows a successful law enforcement operation which was undertaken by the Department Inspectorate…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Friday that "there will be a recount in Georgia" after vote totals show a razor-thin margin between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the battleground state. Raffensperger said the state -- which has 16 electoral votes and…
After more than two days of vote counting, Donald Trump’s early lead in Pennsylvania’s vote count has vanished. Democrat Joe Biden leads by just over 5,000 votes in the key battleground state, which has 20 electoral votes. Almost 6.6 million votes have been counted in Pennsylvania and the count continues…
Image via Facebook: Laerskool Bekker Primary School @lsbekker. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the investigations into the death of 13-year old Keamogetswe Seboko have ruled out murder. The naked, lifeless body of Seboko,was discovered at the bottom of a swimming pool at Laerskool Bekker in Magaliesburg just after schools…
Photo Credit:GCIS. The newly appointed chairperson of the SADC Elimination 8 Health Minister’s Council, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has called on communities to remain vigilant in the fight against malaria, while battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Mkhize, who was appointed as the SADC E8 Health Minister’s Council chairperson for a two-year term…
The case involving three police officers charged in connection with the murder of Eldorado Park teenager, Nathaniel Julies, is postponed to 8 December. The three police officers accused of killing the 16-year-old boy in August returned to the Protea Magistrate’s Court this morning. Simon Ndyalvane, Caylene Whiteboy, and Voster Netshiongolo…
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa’s health services crisis could worsen as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc. According to the WHO’s preliminary analysis, there is a sharp decline in five key essential services in 14 African countries between January and September 2020, compared with the two previous…
Photo Credit:Unisa. For the first time since the establishment of the University of South Africa (UNISA) 148 years ago, the university has appointed its first female Principal and Vice Chancellor (VC), with effect from 1 January 2021. This follows the approval of the appointment of Professor Puleng LenkaBula as the…
The Department of Health has urged communities affected by malaria and travellers to malaria endemic areas to take the necessary precautions to prevent contracting the disease, and seek treatment when they experience signs and symptoms. The department made the call as South Africa joins the Southern African Development Community in…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Basic Education Department says day one of the matric exams went well without any major incidents throughout the country. The Class of 2020 sat for English Home Language, First Additional Language and Second Additional Language Paper 1 examination on Thursday. The examinations were scheduled for 9am…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. The former SAA Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni will continue with aviation-related testimony at the State Capture Commission this morning. Myeni has for the most part of her state capture testimony, decided to remain silent. Commission chairperson Justice Raymond Zondo has cautioned Myeni, about invoking her right to…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The U.S. presidential election is in the final stretch, with former Vice President Joe Biden waiting for the last handful of Electoral College votes needed to reach 270. With the results of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada reportedly imminent, the moment of truth looks to be fast…
A judge tossed a lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump’s campaign that demanded halting vote-counting in Michigan. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens made the ruling during a court hearing on Thursday. She said she planned to issue a written ruling on Friday. The lawsuit claimed Secretary of State…
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa rises to 732 414. This is an increase of 1 866 new cases identified in the past 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Officials in a handful of states where a winner has yet to be projected in the 2020 presidential election are preparing to release new batches of results on Thursday as votes continue to be counted, with Joe Biden improving his standing in three states overnight and President…
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape has called on residents to remain vigilant and exercise caution as the number of new COVID-19 cases rose in the past week. There are now 247 active COVID-19 cases, while the metro has been recording an average of 30 daily new cases,…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. The state capture commission legal team has urged its chairperson, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, to instruct the commission's secretary to lay a criminal charge against former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni. This is according to evidence leader, advocate Kate Hofmeyr, who said that Myeni’s actions would send…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has been appointed as the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Elimination 8 Ministers of Health Council. The Elimination Eight (E8) is a coalition of eight countries working across national borders to eliminate malaria in southern Africa by 2030. The Minister…
Protesters took to the streets — sometimes violently — in cities across the U.S. for a second night in a row as the 2020 presidential election inched closer to declaring a winner. Tensions ran high into the night following a mostly peaceful start to the day, with reports of "widespread…
Photo Credit:GCIS,. South Africa will host its third investment conference on 17 and 18 November 2020, as the country focuses on reconstruction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, this year’s South African Investment Conference will focus on the delivery of…
File Photo. Cabinet has welcomed the establishment of Operation Vulindlela, which will support the implementation of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, by accelerating priority structural reforms to revive the country’s economy. The development was announced by the Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, during a post-Cabinet media briefing on…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Cabinet will deliberate on the outcomes of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) which will meet next week, Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, said on Thursday. Mthembu announced during a media briefing on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held yesterday. Speaking during the media briefing on…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa will today chair the virtual inaugural meeting of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council (PSEC). In June 2020, the President appointed members of the PSEC to support government in repositioning State-owned enterprises (SOEs) as effective instruments of economic transformation and development. The inaugural meeting will discuss…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. Former South African Airways Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni continue her testimony at the State Capture Inquiry on Thursday. On Wednesday, Myeni avoided answering questions, invoking her right to silence in fear of implicating herself. The controversial former chair is answering questions virtually. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Basic Education Department has reviewed its COVID-19 exam protocols to allow learners who test positive for the Coronavirus to sit for their final matric examinations. The DBE previously issued a set of guidelines, which indicated that learners who were COVID-19 positive would not be allowed to…
The knife-edge US presidential race tilted toward Democrat Joe Biden early Thursday, with wins in Michigan and Wisconsin bringing him close to a majority, but President Donald Trump claimed he was being cheated and went to court to try and stop vote counting. Tallying of votes continued through a second…
Deputy President David Mabuza says in a bid to revitalise township and rural economies, government will introduce a new programme in the next financial year to help small business with incubation and access to markets. He said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Council of Provinces…
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received over 493 000 applications from students seeking funding for 2021. With only four weeks left before the closing of the NSFAS 2021 application cycle, Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, said an analysis has revealed that the number…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 730 548. This is an increase of 1 712 new cases identified in the past 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 893 683 with…
President Donald Trump’s campaign vowed Wednesday to request a recount in Wisconsin, one of the nation’s most closely watched battleground states, before either candidate was projected to win its 10 electoral votes. Biden was holding a slight lead in the state. "Wisconsin has been a razor thin race as we…
The B-BBEE Commission has noted the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal that declared the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) Regulations of 2017 invalid and confirms that the ruling has no effect on the B-BBEE Act, as amended, and its requirements. The B-BBEE Act permits organs of state…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. This week’s torrential rains in major parts of the country are expected to boost the average dam levels by a percentage or more. In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Water and Sanitation said the current levels stand at 60.7% and the storage of water in…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The class of 2020 will sit for their English First Additional Language Paper 1 exam on Thursday with a few rules to remember to keep them safe from COVID-19. With the examinations taking place during a pandemic, the 1 058 699 candidates that will sit for their…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has issued a directive to all Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) accounting officers and affected water boards to provide full support to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) work, while ensuring that all cases are concluded as a matter of…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Deputy President David Mabuza answer questions virtually in the National Council of Provinces this afternoon. The questions are mainly focussed on service delivery but, the issue of the municipal debt owed to Eskom is also on the agenda. The deputy president will also respond to questions on revitalising…
Rape accused charismatic Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso at the Port Elizabeth High Court. Image: File. Rape accused televangelist Timothy Omotoso has been denied bail in the Port Elizabeth High Court. Judge Phillip Zilwa on Wednesday denied the Nigerian pastor's latest bid to be released while his trial continued. The court…
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has condemned the barbaric mass shooting that took place in Gugulethu, Cape Town. The death toll has since risen from seven to eight after one of two survivors died in hospital. Joemat-Pettersson has since called for the South African Police…
Photo Credit:Thulani Mbele. Prophet Shepard Bushiri and his co-accused have been granted bail at the Pretoria Magistrate Court on Wednesday. The self-proclaimed prophet, his wife Mary and three others are facing charges of fraud, theft and money laundering. Bushiri's supporters congregated outside the court to show their support. Bushiri and…
Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande has welcomed the arrest of five suspects for the killing of Coastal Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College student, Smanga Zulu. Zulu, together with two other students from Coastal KZN TVET College in uMbumbulu Campus, were shot by unknown assailants…
File Photo. Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Gabisile Shabalala has once again called on motorists, especially truck drivers, to use the road with great caution to avoid fatalities. She said road crashes could be avoided if motorists exercise caution and obey rules. This, after an accident involving a…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. Former SAA Board Chair Dudu Myeni will appear at the Zondo Commission on Wednesday. She's is expected to give evidence about her tenure at South African Airways. Myeni has been implicated by several witnesses at the state capture commission. She stuck to her guns and refused to…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says a recently unveiled multifaceted security plan, anchored on insourcing capacity, will make an invaluable contribution to the fight against theft and vandalism of rail infrastructure. Mbalula on Tuesday participated in a debate in the National Assembly, which focused on the impact that the…
President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he had won the US election, despite the final results not yet being given, and said he would go the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes. "We did win this election," Trump said in an extraordinary speech from the ceremonial East Room…
National Treasury has invited the public to submit technical tax proposals to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2021 Budget Review. Every February, the Finance Minister announces new tax proposals that provide additional information on the tax proposals made in the Budget, as well as proposed changes to tax…
Image Supplied. The Board of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed the appointment of Vuyani Hako as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the PIC, effective from 1 November 2020. Until now, Hako was the PIC’s Executive Head for Properties and has previously acted as CEO between March…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen by 1 241, bringing the total to 728 836. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 868 610 with 15 692 new tests conducted since the last report. Mkhize said…
More than 102 million Americans have voted nationwide before the polls opened on Election Day, according to a survey of election officials by CNN, Edison Research, and Catalist. These votes represent more than 48% of registered voters nationwide. 22 states and Washington, DC have seen more than half of their…
Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille says government is working on a more effective system to monitor projects more effectively and put systems in place to detect and prevent corruption. “This will bring a greater level of transparency and will give credibility to the implementation…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted preparation - through the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) project preparation roundtable - as the key to unlock South Africa’s post COVID-19 economic recovery. “This roundtable is the beginning of a more dedicated and structured approach to project preparation. It paves the way for greater private…
Photo Credit:WHO/Reuters. World Health Organisation Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, is in self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. “I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine in the coming…
File Photo. The State Capture Inquiry will continue hearing testimony from former SAA board member, Yakhe Kwinana. Monday was a tough day for Inquiry chair, Raymond Judge Zondo. As he had to, at times, plead with the witness to listen to questions before answering. Kwinana's lawyer accused evidence leader Kate…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa will today open and address the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) Project Preparation Roundtable and Market Place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng. The Infrastructure South Africa Project Preparation Roundtable and Market Place aligns with the first priority Ramaphosa presented last month at the…
Photo Credit:AFP. Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has been reelected with more than 94% of the vote, electoral authorities said Tuesday, after a poll marred by clashes and an opposition boycott over his bid for a contested third term. "President Alassane Ouattara has been elected," election commission president Ibrahime Coulibaly-Kuibiert…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 727 595. This is an increase of 772 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 852 918 with…
Palesa Chubisi Facebook. SABC television news anchor, Palesa Chubisi, has won her court case against her dismissal at the broadcaster. Chubisi will now be reinstated as a television news anchor at the broadcaster should she choose to do so. She made an urgent application in the Labour Court in Braamfontein,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. As the race draws to a close, President Trump plans a second consecutive day of five campaign rallies across an array of battleground states, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden is focusing heavily on Pennsylvania in a bid to block Trump from repeating his electoral college victory of…
A lawyer representing Kelly Khumalo has released a statement on behalf of the singer – after she was revealed to be someone the NPA is looking to investigate further in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case. Khumalo has not been formally charged for Senzo Meyiwa's death, according to her lawyers. Five…
Photo Credit:Thulani Mbele. The bail decision for self-proclaimed Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary, and three others has been postponed until Wednesday. Magistrate Thandi Thelede adjourned the case after a brief hearing on Monday. She said she needed time to consider the information presented in court by the legal teams. The…
Government has called on sectors in the cultural and creative industries, who were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to apply for relief funding. This relief is a once off payment to successful applicants. There is a maximum threshold of R15 000 to successful individual applicants, and R30 000 to…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The State Capture Commission of inquiry will hear more aviation-related testimony. Former SAA board member and SAA Technical chairperson, Yakhe Kwinana, is expected to testify. Kwinana was accused earlier this year of having asked for kickbacks. Director of S-R-S Aviation, Sibongile Sambo, told the commission Kwinana wanted…
File Photo. Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary, and three others will return to court on Monday for a bail hearing. The five appeared in court on Friday and the matter was postponed until Monday. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
Photo Credit:Waldo Swiegers. Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has approved that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) may process licence applications for self-generation facilities of above 1MW, even if they do not comply with the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019). “The approval means that prospective…
Photo Credit:GCIS. As just over a million South African Grade 12s prepare to write their first matric exam on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa has saluted the learners and educators for persevering through the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the academic year. In his weekly newsletter on Monday, the President said despite…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 726 823. This is an increase of 1 371 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 842 516 with 19 543 new tests…
DA newly elected leader John Steenhuisen. Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. The Democratic Alliance (DA) federal congress has elected John Steenhuisen as the party's new leader. Steenhuisen was competing for the top position against former youth leader Mbali Ntuli. Born in 1976, John Steenhuisen was elected Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA)…
Photo Credit:Alon Skuy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) allegedly paid a visit to Ace Magashule's former secretary, Moroadi Cholota, in the US, as ongoing investigations into the pair's alleged involvement in the controversial R255m Free State asbestos scandal continues to unravel. Lawyers representing Ace Magashule and his former assistant…
Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Former President Jacob Zuma has lashed out at the judiciary, accusing the courts of being part of a "political onslaught" against him. According to a statement released by the Jacob Zuma Foundation on Saturday evening, punishing Zuma "has become a guarantee for a career in the judiciary".…
A popular club in Pretoria called Propaganda had its ceiling collapse on its customers who were enjoying the offerings of the night. On the day Prince Kaybee was set to entertain the patrons later in the evening. Dramatic videos captured the moment the large blocks of moulding crashed onto the…
File Photo. Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen on Sunday said 2020 had delivered the very best of the DA up against the worst of the governing African National Congress (ANC) government. Steenhuisen was speaking during his outgoing address on day two of the DA’s virtual elective conference. He…
Six killed in an accident involving a passenger bus and light motor vehicle at the Aliwal North crossing at OR Tambo (Church Street) late yesterday evening. On arrival it was found the car was T-boned by the bus at the intersection and dragged for approximately 150m before coming to a…
The National Health Department said the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 725 452. This is an increase of 1 770 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. Gauteng, which has recorded 228 756 cases to date, accounts for 31,5% of the country’s cases,KwaZulu-Natal is in…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula is optimistic that the taxi industry is speeding towards reform. Mbalula expressed his hopes at the closing of a three-day lekgotla, meant to address challenges besetting the industry, at the Birchwood Hotel in Ekurhuleni on Saturday. He said his department would work with Treasury…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Legendary James Bond actor Sean Connery has died, aged 90. The Scottish Bafta-winning star played the British spy in seven films from 1962 until 1983. He died in his sleep in the Bahamas. While the cause of death is yet to be announced, it is believed the…
File Photo. Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says as part of government’s economic stimulus package, the department will provide input vouchers to subsistence farmers to retain jobs. Didiza said this when she, along with Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille, briefed the media on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Rescue teams have ploughed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings on Saturday in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos on Friday, killing at least 25 people. More than 800…
Despite significant strides made by government to soften the blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, more still needs to be done to assist the vulnerable as the country faces a risk of resurgence. Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, and the United Nations resident coordinator Nardos Bekele-Thomas officially launched the COVID-19…
File Photo. The highest position is up for grabs is that of federal leader which is being contested by John Steenhuisen and former youth leader Mbali Ntuli. The party's over 2,000 delegates will also vote for two deputy federal chairs and federal council chairperson. In addition to electing new leaders,…
Photo Credit:Shutterstock. The National Health Department has reported 1 912 new coronavirus cases in the country, taking the total number of infected South Africans to 723 682. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 800 823 with 23 214 new tests conducted since the last report. A…
Photo Credit:Esa Alexander. Former president Jacob Zuma has lost his bid to appeal the personal and punitive costs order against him by the Pretoria high court in the failed challenge to the former public protector’s Thuli Madonsela State of Capture report. Zuma had applied for leave to appeal an order…
New City of Tshwane mayor, Randall Williams, makes a speech in a council meeting on 30 October 2020 after being elected mayor. Picture: @DAGauteng/Twitter. DA’s Randall Williams has been elected as the new executive mayor of Tshwane. Out of 125 votes, 97 were in his favour, 25 for EFF’s MoAfrika…
File Photo. Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife will remain behind bars this weekend. This after their bail application was postponed to Monday. Bushiri, his wife Mary and several others are facing fraud, theft and money laundering charges over an elaborate pyramid scheme. The couple expected to hear the…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. Education Quality Assurance Council, Umalusi, has given assessment bodies the greenlight to administer the 2020 matric exams. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the matric exams will have a late start, beginning on 5 November with English First Additional Language Paper 1 and wrap up on 15 December…
File Photo. Former Bosasa COO, Angelo Agrizzi has been granted bail. Agrizzi is facing fraud and corruption charges. Sixteen days ago, the Johannesburg specialised commercial crimes court, sitting in Palm Ridge, denied Agrizzi bail after his first appearance on a charge of corruption. The court reasoned that he was a…
File Photo. Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste has been fined nearly R123-million for trading breaches. Three others were also fined by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority for similar offences. He has also been ordered to pay the authority’s costs incurred while investigating the matter. The breaches were in respect of…
File Photo. International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, says the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly illustrated the value of multilateralism. Addressing the UN Day 75th Commemoration event held virtually on Friday, Pandor said when they gathered last year to celebrate the formation of the UN, none of them imagined…
File Photo. Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary, and three others are expected to find out if they will be released on bail. Earlier this week Magistrate Thandi Theledi postponed the matter, saying she can only give it full attention on Friday. The five have been in custody since…
File Photo. The State Capture Commission of Inquiry continues hearing testimony from Denel. Former Denel Land Systems, Former Chief Operations Officer, and current General Manager of Combat Systems, Reenen Teubes will take the stand. This week, the commission heard of how the Guptas allegedly captured the State-Owned arms company. Livestream…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu in his capacity as the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Focal Point for South Africa has launched the First Edition of the Africa Sovereign Credit Review Report. The meeting, which was on Thursday, was held virtually and consisted of a number…
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has called on affected voters to come out in their numbers to register to vote for the upcoming 24 municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place across the country on 9 December. In total, 118 voting stations will open this weekend between 8am and 5pm.…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 721 770. This is an increase of 2 056 new cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 777 609 with 25…
File Photo. The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) -- the developer and operator of the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) -- has three projects underway, collectively valued at about R380 million, which have created jobs for the local community. The projects, which have brought about much needed jobs in the economy…
The assault case against EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been postponed to 9 March 2021. The pair are accused of assaulting police officer Johan Venter at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral. Venter allegedly refused to allow them into the private burial ceremony, claiming they never had a permit.…
File Photo. State capture inquiry chair Judge Raymond Zondo admitted to having ties to former president Jacob Zuma. Zondo said he had a relationship with Zuma's sister-in-law. He said that relationship ended before Zuma met Thobeka Madiba and said this has no bearing on his role as inquiry chair. Zondo…
Photo Credit: Esa Alexander. Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille says the department is in the process of recruiting professionals to serve on the Technical Advisory Panel of Infrastructure South Africa (ISA). Briefing the media to unpack her department’s plan to implement the Reconstruction and Economic Recovery Plan…
Government has committed to giving renewed attention to supporting business growth in the taxi industry, especially initiatives that empower previously disadvantaged individuals such as women. Addressing the National Taxi Lekgotla virtually on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the industry is one of the most important sectors in the economy, which…
File Photo. The State Capture Commission of Inquiry continue hearing testimony from Denel. Martin Drevin, Hendrik Johannes Christoffel Van Den Heever and Carene Geldenhuis are set to take the stand. This week, the commission heard of how the Guptas allegedly captured the State-Owned arms company. Livestream Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
The Department of Water and Sanitation has dismissed claims that it is intervening in the longstanding challenge of raw sewage spillages into the Vaal River as a ploy to campaign for next year’s Local Government Elections. The department on Wednesday said it acknowledges the severity of the problem posed by…
Photo Credit:Antonio Muchave. Anoosh Rooplal, the liquidator of the failed VBS Mutual Bank, has warned that depositors have until July 2021 to claim their investments. The bank was placed under curatorship in March 2018. In July that year, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced that, with effect from 13…
Photo Credit:Waldo Swiegers Eskom’s unit 2 at the Kusile power station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, has today been brought into full commercial operation status, to further stabilise the power system. “This morning it was officially handed over to the generation business of Eskom from the Group Capital which was responsible for…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. Given the present temperatures which give rise to a sweltering heatwave, the Department of Water and Sanitation in Gauteng has appealed to water users to be proactive when it comes to water conservation and avoid wastages. The department warns that excessive usage of water could be detrimental…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Deputy President David Mabuza has condemned and denied any involvement in the alleged fraud that is said to have taken place during his tenure as Mpumalanga’s Premier. In a statement, the office of the Deputy President said it noted the media coverage on the arrest of about 11…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, has welcomed government’s commitment to provide R10.5 billion to finalise the Business Rescue Plan (BRP) and restructuring of South African Airways (SAA). Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, made the commitment, when he presented the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in…
File Photo. EFF leader Julius Malema and party MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, return to Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday. The pair, are accused of assaulting a police officer at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
File Photo. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has welcomed the commitment made by the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni to reduce the budget deficit and achieve higher economic growth. The Minister made the commitment when he presented the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament on Wednesday. The…
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has increased to 719 714 with 1 863 new cases. In a statement, the Department of Health has also reported 58 COVID-19 related deaths. 18 in the Eastern Cape, 2 in Gauteng, 3 in the Free State, 12 in KwaZulu Natal,…
File Photo. The country’s security cluster has received a boost in its crime fighting efforts, with National Treasury unveiling various budget allocations in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday. The security cluster’s medium-term priorities are to fight crime and ensure territorial…
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s enthused ambition to funnel much-needed jobs into the South African economy has received a major shot-in-the-arm with an additional R12.6 billion unveiled in the 2020 Mini-Budget. Delivering the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, colloquially called the Mini-Budget, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the allocation was in addition…
File Photo. In an effort to manage the effect of reductions in planned expenditure, relative to the 2020 Budget, the provincial equitable share will be reduced by R209.7 billion in the next three financial years. The share will be cut by R60 billion in the 2021/22 financial year, R85.6 billion…
The South African government is exploring options to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines when they become available, says the National Treasury. The commitment is contained in the 2020 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, delivered to Parliament on Wednesday. National Treasury said the options include participation in the COVAX facility, a global…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The severe impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the economy has forced the National Treasury to embark on extensive fund allocation manoeuvring, in a bid to soften the blow of the pandemic on the most vulnerable. This has led to the identification of R500 million for assistance…
File Photo. In an effort to stabilise the spiraling public sector wage bill, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced that National Treasury will propose a three-year wage freeze. The proposal is contained in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) the Minister delivered in Parliament on Wednesday. About R36.5 billion…
File Photo. Improved tax collection and administration continues to be an important element in achieving fiscal consolidation, the National Treasury said on Wednesday. It said despite several years of mismanagement, the South African Revenue Service continues to rebuild its capacity. The service’s near-term objectives include finalising the tax gap study…
The gross tax revenue estimate for 2020/21 has been revised down by R8.7 billion compared with the projection in the June Special Adjustments Budget, National Treasury said on Wednesday. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said in the supplementary budget in June that National Treasury expected to miss its tax revenue target…
File Photo. Stabilising government’s debt will come with difficult decisions, and the public sector wage bill is the main area where government will impose reductions aimed at returning public finances to a stable position. The National Treasury said this in its Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday, in which…
File Photo. South Africa’s economy is expected to contract by 7.8 % this year in real terms,as a result of the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The National Treasury said this in its Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday. This comes after COVID-19 and the measures taken to protect…
Headline inflation is expected to fluctuate at the lower end of the 3 to 6% target range, the National Treasury said on Wednesday. As Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled perhaps the most difficult Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in years, due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National…
File Photo. ANC MP and Home Affairs Portfolio Committee chair Bongani Bongo has been granted R10 000 bail. Bongo and several others appeared in the Nelspruit Regional Court on various charges including corruption, fraud, and money laundering. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) National spokesperson Sipho Ngwema said the two Bongo brothers…
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is set to launch CoughWatchSA - a mobile application aimed at assisting with the early detection of the second wave of COVID19 cases or the beginning of the influenza season. Through the CoughWatchSA application, users can register and report their respiratory symptoms on…
File Photo. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni faces a tough juggling act this afternoon, when he presents the 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament. The MTBPS will be his second budget presentation since the tabling of the Supplementary Budget in June, which was in response to the economy-crippling…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The State Capture Commission continue to hear Denel related testimony from the former Group Supply Chain Management Executive at Denel SOC, Dennis Mlambo, followed by the evidence of Xolani Mlipha, and Phumlane Nkosi. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
File Photo. The Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and party MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, return to the Randburg Magistrate's Court. EFF supports are gathered outside the court. Livestream Video Below: Courtesy of ENCA.
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has commended the Department of Basic Education for the work done to ensure that Grade 12 learners are ready for the upcoming National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination next week. The NSC examination, to be written under COVID-19 regulations, is due to…
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is looking at establishing additional Special Commercial Crimes Courts in several cities, given the rise in commercial crimes and COVID-19 procurement corruption. The President said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. “The rise in serious commercial…
President Cyril Ramaphosa says R900 million is to be spent to fund a PRASA Security Plan to combat theft and vandalism. He said this when he responded to oral questions at the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. “As we mobilise resources for a substantial investment in commuter rail infrastructure…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Members of Parliament during a question and answer session that rumours of an imminent move to lockdown alert level three this week are not true. “I don’t want to be alarmist. I don’t want our people to be alarmed with rumours such as that we…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a dinner attended by the President on Saturday. Ramaphosa has wished the guest, who is receiving medical attention, a safe and speedy recovery. He wished other guests good health. On…
In a statement,Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize said the number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased by 1 092,bringing the total to 717 851. Province Total cases for 27 October 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 94497 13,2 Free State 56018 7,8 Gauteng 227559 31,7 KwaZulu-Natal 122447 17,1…
File Photo. The National Assembly has unanimously endorsed Tsakani Maluleke as the incoming Auditor-General. A total of 299 MPs across the political divide voted in favour of Maluleke, who is the deputy to outgoing AG Kimi Makwetu, to take over from December. Maluleke is currently the Deputy Auditor-General and has…
Judgment in the two applications brought by Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed in the Port Elizabeth High Court. Omotoso is facing 97 charges ranging from rape, sexual assault and human trafficking. The controversial pastor charged alongside church members Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho. One of the applications relates…
File Photo. ANC MP Bongani Bongo is one of 11 people set to appear in court on Wednesday on fraud and corruption charges. "It is alleged that during February 2012, a complaint was made about the Msukaligwa Municipality, which allegedly bought a Rietspruit farm in Ermelo worth R11 million, yet…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking questions from the National Council of Provinces. He is joining its sitting virtually. Issues he's being quizzed on include gender-based violence, COVID-19 tender corruption, the use of a military plane for an ANC trip to Zimbabwe, and, of course, the economy. Ramaphosa has…
 Photo Credit:Stock Photo. “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” (Nelson Mandela) Final examinations can be a significant time of stress for any student, no matter what school year they are in. For Matrics, the 2020 year has been especially challenging…
Photo Credit:DA. The DA has vowed to ensure that Gauteng cooperative governance MEC Lebogang Maile is personally held liable for legal costs for the Supreme Court of Appeal matter in which the appointment of administrators in Tshwane was declared invalid and set aside. The SCA in Bloemfontein handed down a…
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The case against the five men accused of murdering Senzo Meyiwa has been postponed to 27 November. Khulela Themba Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Chris Mncube, Mthokoziseni Zifozonke Mapisa and Sifiso Ntuli are facing charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery relating to the death of Meyiwa who was killed…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially unveiled a statue in honour of the late struggle stalwart and global icon Oliver Reginald Tambo at OR Tambo International Airport. Unveiled on Tuesday, the nine-metre tall bronze statue of OR Tambo comes at exactly 103 years since the birth of the globally…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The state capture inquiry will continue to hear Denel related testimony on Tuesday. Former supply chain management executive-executive at Denel Land Systems, Celia Malahlela will be taking the hot seat. The commission heard testimony from former Denel board member, Nonyameko Mandindi as well as current board chairperson Monhla…
Screenshot: Khulela Themba Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Chris Mncube, Mthokoziseni Zifozonke Mapisa and Sifiso Ntuli are facing charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery. Five suspects linked to Senzo Meyiwa's murder will appear before the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. The five suspects were arrested on Monday in Gauteng…
Photo Credit:GCIS. As part of the birthday celebrations of the late and longest-serving ANC president Oliver Tambo, President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils a nine-metre tall bronze statue at the OR Tambo International Airport. Tambo would have been 103-years-old today. Below is the live stream: Video Courtesy of SABC.
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the South African Police Service for the breakthrough in the investigation and arrests in the murder case of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa. On Monday, which marked the sixth anniversary of the murder of the national and continental…
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 716 759. This is an increase of 891 new cases identified in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 709 403 with…
Photo Credit:Stock Photo. The Department of Water and Sanitation says an amount of R80 million has been paid to Sedibeng Water for the continuation of projects in Sedibeng District Municipality. The department said that Sedibeng Water has made a commitment to pay all the service providers by 28 October 2020.…
File Photo. The case against self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary has been postponed to Friday. Magistrate Thandi Thelede said she's unavailable on the other days of this week. Magistrate Thelede noted with concern that there were a large number of people outside on Monday who were not …
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. Senzo Meyiwa's family and AfriForum, which helped in the investigation of the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper’s murder, will be briefing the media this afternoon. Slain football captain Senzo Meyiwa was "assassinated", according to lobby group Afriforum. This comes after the announcement of five suspects arrested on Monday morning…
Photo Credit:GCIS. It's exactly six years to the day that former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, was shot dead, five suspects have been arrested for his murder. The breakthrough was announced by Police Minister Bheki Cele on Monday. The five are expected to appear before the Boksburg…
File Photo. The state opposed former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi's appeal against the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court's refusal of bail. Agrizzi is facing a charge of corruption. Prosecutor Arno Rossouw told the high court in Johannesburg on Monday that Agrizzi's medical condition was not in dispute. Rossouw said when…
File Photo. The Economic Freedom Fighters will hold a media briefing on Monday. EFF leader, Julius Malema has called on businesses to make sure at least 60% of their staff are South Africans. Malema was at pains to explain that this was not a xenophobic call, but that it would…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Police minister Bheki Cele addresses the media on the breakthrough regarding investigations into the murder of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Today marks 6 years since Meyiwa was shot and killed in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni. Five arrested in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case. It's also been confirmed that the…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The state capture inquiry will hear Denel-related testimony from former board member, Nonyameko Mandindi on Monday. Mandindi who was appointed to the Denel Board by the former Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown resigned in 2016. She says they were asked to hand over cellphones and were given tablets…
Two traffic officers, who allegedly demanded a bribe of R5 000, from a truck driver, are expected to appear in the Temba Magistrate Court today. The traffic officers were arrested by the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit and the Hawks during a sting operation. Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) spokesperson, Simon…
Photo Credit:GCIS. President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will continue to invest in transport infrastructure systems that will carry people safely and in a manner that will contribute to economic growth. In his weekly newsletter on Monday, the President said a well-functioning transport system could alleviate road congestion, resulting in reduced…
File Photo. The bail hearing of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) leader Shepherd Bushiri, his wife Mary and co-accused Landiwe Ntlokwana continue in the Pretoria Magistrate Court. Bushiri and his co-accused spent the weekend in custody at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre after their bail application was postponed to Monday.…
File Photo. Two senior Home Affairs officials involved in serving Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary with notices from the department have been suspended. Bushiri and his wife are Malawian nationals. The Bushiris were served three notices by a senior home affairs official, in February and March last year. The…
South Africa's cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 715 868. This is an increase of 1622 new cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 697 939 with 19 997 new tests conducted since the last report. A further 24 COVID-19…
Police recover counterfeit notes worth more than R2 Million, and a suspect is arrested. Captain Mavela Masondo said,"Police in Pretoria West received information about two suspicious men who had booked in at a local guest house." Masondo said police followed up on the information received and proceeded to the room…
African Union (AU) chairperson and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the signing of a complete country-wide and permanent ceasefire agreement between rival forces in Libya. The agreement was signed in Geneva in Switzerland on Friday, October 23. "We congratulate all signatories for agreeing to this groundbreaking permanent ceasefire…
South Africa’s only high-speed rail network is drawing up a multibillion rand plan to expand outside Johannesburg and Pretoria. A proposal for the venture is awaiting sign-off by the National Treasury, William Dachs, chief executive officer of the Gautrain company said. Investment and loans would come from a mix of…
Seven people including a three-month-old baby boy have been killed in an accident in Vryburg. The exact circumstances surrounding the crash on Saturday are still unclear, but it’s understood two motor vehicles collided head-on. Police said the vehicles burst into flames upon impact. Spokesperson Adel Myburg said: "…And unfortunately, the…
A Sandton dance club was closed down and workers of a Midrand grown-up amusement setting fined at an opportune time Saturday morning for disregarding lockdown laws. The SAPS, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, Gauteng traffic police and various other law enforcement agencies found more than 300 patrons at Blackdoor Lifestyle…
South Africa has recorded 1834 new coronavirus cases. According to the health department, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 714 246 in South Africa. Province Total cases for 24 October 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 93 568 13,1 Free State 55 305 7,7 Gauteng 226 963 31,8 KwaZulu-Natal…
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